Sporting Juniors

Sporting Juniors in College

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As I did last year, here's a look at former SKC Juniors players who continued to play soccer at the collegiate level. The list comes from KC's website. Jordan Rideout and Alex Sweetin led the former Juniors in goals with both scoring seven. Sweetin led all academy graduates in assists with nine. Sweetin will be at the MLS combine ahead of the 2014 MLS Superdraft, although it's unknown if he'll qualify as a player KC could sign as a home grown signing.

Two NCAA Teams with Former Juniors Still Alive

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With the second weekend of the men's NCAA Division 1 soccer tournament set to kick off this weekend, 2 teams with former Juniors on their rosters are still alive in the tournament. Christian Duke and San Diego and Eric De Julio and Chris Tuso at Creighton.

Duke and San Diego won their first round match up over Cal State Northridge in extra time after tying 1-1 through regulation.

Sporting Junior Named to US U15 National Team

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Last week, the US U-15 team coach, Tony Lepore announced the roster for a 36 player camp that started on the first and runs through the 8th. One of the players named to the roster is Sporting Juniors player, Erik Palmer-Brown. Palmer-Brown is the second ranked player from the Heartland Region according to Top Drawer Soccer in his age group and has dressed for two games with the Sporting reserves, including appearing in one of those games, against Colorado in June.

Turner Called into US U18 Camp

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The future certainly appears to be bright at the goalkeeper position for Sporting KC. Not only is KC's current back up, Jon Kempin, only 19 years old, but on the current Juniors team, Sporting KC also has another keeper that is going to spend time with a US youth national team. U18 goalkeeper, Jacole Turner has been invited to a camp with the US U18 team in Carson, CA.

Changes Coming to Academy System

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It looks like members of the Sporting KC Juniors system will have some big decisions to make this coming fall. The rumor making the run around the internet today is that the US Soccer Developmental Academy will be making changes to the season, making it longer. The announcement sounds like it could even come tomorrow.

Manchester United

Manchester United legend Paul Scholes puts himself on eBay

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Paul Scholes has listed himself on eBay to raise funds for his son's team. The recently retired Manchester United midfielder is taking to the field one last time to play for Stalybridge Celtic Juniors. The club are auctioning the chance to line-up alongside Scholes for that match and bidding is already up to £4,100.

Q&A on Lucas Moura for Manchester Evening News

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I recently answered some questions on Lucas Moura for the Manchester Evening News. The article can be seen here, but below are all the questions and my answers.

MEN: First of all for those who haven't seen him, how would you describe Moura and who has been most likened to in Brazil?

Manchester United sign Brazilian teenager Lucas Evangelista

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Manchester United have taken out their option to sign 17-year-old midfielder, Lucas Evangelista, from their feeder club Desportivo Brasil. The versatile youngster, who can play as either a creative or defensive midfielder, impressed United with his marking, dribbling ability and work-rate.

Manchester United sign Brazilian teenager Lucas Evangelista

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Manchester United have taken out their option to sign 17-year-old midfielder, Lucas Evangelista, from their feeder club Desportivo Brasil. The versatile youngster, who can play as either a creative or defensive midfielder, impressed United with his marking, dribbling ability and work-rate.

FC Barcelona


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Liverpool Searching For 'Next Reina'

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Liverpool goalkeeper coach John Achterberg has revealed how the club is looking to replicate the skills of Pepe Reina in the juniors rising through the ranks at the academy.
The Spanish stopper has been an ever-present at Anfield since his arrival on Merseyside in 2005, with the 29-year-old a first choice under managers Rafa Benitez, Roy Hodgson and Kenny Dalglish.

Swope Park Rangers

Reserves Fall in Houston

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The Swope Park Rangers got back to their reserve league season yesterday against the Houston Dynamo down in Houston. Cam Weaver of the Dynamo scored both of the goals in the game. The first in the 17th minute on a header from a Colin Clarke cross. In the second half, goalkeeper Eric Kronberg earned himself a red card as he took down Weaver in the box.

Kamara, Reserves, and Open Tryout News

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With Roger Espinoza serving a one game suspension in Honduras' qualifier last night against Panama, Kei Kamara was the only Sporting KC player that competed in the latest set of qualifiers for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. Today in Equatorial Guinea, Sierra Leone took on the Nzalang Nacional in their second qualifier as they attempted to qualify for the 2014 World Cup.


UW players win Super-20 title with Fire

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At least three University of Wisconsin players will head into the college soccer season on the heels of a championship.

Chris Prince, Jacob Brindle and Trevor Wheeler started across the front line as the Chicago Fire knocked off two-time defending champion Crew Juniors 3-1 to win the USL Super-20 North American Finals Sunday in Bradenton, Fla.

UW trio sparks Fire to Super-20 final

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The Chicago Fire advanced to the championship game of the USL Super-20 North American Finals, with a trio of University of Wisconsin players leading the way.

Badgers teammates Jacob Brindle, Chris Prince and Trevor Wheeler and the Fire rolled through their three group matches and Saturday's semifinal in Bradenton, Fla.


Corinthians’ Emerson Gets Hungry

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Emerson of Corinthians found himself a little bit peckish during the Copa Libertadores match against the Juniors of Boca. And so he tried to take a nibble out of Matias Caruzzo's hand.

This likely won't sit well with the tournament overseers, but it might with a nice chianti.

Calendario Semifinales Copa Libertadores 2012

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Miércoles 13 de Junio de 2012Boca Juniors vs Universidad de ChileSantos FC vs CorinthiansMiércoles 20 de Junio de 2012Universidad de Chile vs Boca JuniorsCorinthians vs Santos FC
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Calendario cuartos de final Libertadores 2012

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Juegos de IdaBoca Juniors vs Fluminense
Libertad vs Universidad de Chile
Vasco da Gama vs Corinthians
Vélez Sarsfield vs Santos
Juegos de VueltaFluminense vs Boca Juniors
Universidad de Chile vs Libertad
Corinthians vs Vasco da Gama
Santos vs Vélez Sarsfield
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Clausura 2012: round 15 fixtures

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The fifteenth round of the 2012 Torneo Clausura starts shortly as Godoy Cruz host Argentinos Juniors in Mendoza, and continues later tonight with Tigre taking on league leaders Newell's Old Boys. Later in the weekend, San Lorenzo travel to Santa ... Continue reading →

Clausura 2012: San Lorenzo pull away from Tigre again, River slip up in La B (video)

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Sunday's and Monday's matches in the Torneo Clausura and Nacional B (second division) saw some interesting results. Argentinos Juniors' 0-0 draw with Atlético Rafaela wasn't one of them, and Unión de Santa Fe beating Olimpo 2-0 didn't do much apart ... Continue reading →

English Premier League

Great news: Club freezes ticket prices for next season

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Some good off-field news for the first time in a while.

Chelsea announced today that there will be no rise in ticket prices for the upcoming 2012-13 season. This includes all seats at Stamford Bridge, including the hospitality area.

Prices for all categories of Barclays Premier League games (AA, A and B) will remain the same as the current 2011/12 season.

Donovan drops in for a game at Keva

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Tim Johnson had just sat down to enjoy lunch with his mother Monday when he got an unusual phone call.

"It was the weirdest call. He said, 'Can you play soccer in an hour?' " Johnson heard Madison United Juniors teammate Eric Vivier asking him on the other end. "Landon Donovan is going to be at Keva.

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Academy College Commitments Continue to Roll in

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The U.S. Soccer Development Academy's 2012 class continues to announce its college commitments heading into the fall season later this year. Nearly 400 Development Academy players have made their college decisions.

Sporting Kansas City recently held a ceremony for its college commitments and spoke with Southern Methodist-bound midfielder Derek Schrick and Sporting Kansas City Juniors director of coaching Jon Parry:

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Vermes to Coach MLS GA Team

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Today, MLS announced the coaching staff and roster for the upcoming Generation Adidas trip to the Netherlands. Peter Vermes and the Sporting Kansas City coaching staff have been named the coaches for the trip. Vermes will be joined by Zoran Savic, John Pascarella, and Juniors coach Jon Parry on the tour.

Copa Libertadores

Fixture Copa Libertadores 2012

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PRIMERA FASEArsenal (Argentina) - Real Potosí (Bolivia) - Caracas (Venezuela) - El Nacional (Ecuador) - Internacional (Brasil) - Unión Española (Chile) - Sport Huancayo (Perú) - Flamengo (Brasil) - Peñarol (Uruguay) - Libertad (Paraguay) - Once Caldas (Colombia) - Tigres UANL (México)

Llave G124/1: Arsenal - Sport Huancayo31/1: Sport Huancayo - Arsenal
Llave G225/1: Real Potosí - Flamengo1/2: Flamengo - Real Potosí
Llave G326/1: Peñarol - Caracas2/2: Caracas - Peñarol
Llave G424/1: El Nacional - Libertad31/1: Libertad - El Nacional
Llave G525/1: Internacional - Once Caldas1/2: Once Caldas - Internacional
Llave G625/1: Unión Española - Tigres UANL2/2: Tigres UANL - Unión Española
SEGUNDA FASEGrupo 1Santos (Brasil) - Juan Aurich (Perú) - The Strongest (Bolivia) - Ganador G5
9/2: ganador G5 - Juan Aurich15/2: The Strongest - Santos23/2: The Strongest - Juan Aurich8/3: Santos - ganador G513/3: Juan Aurich - Santos15/3: ganador G5 - The Strongest21/3: The Strongest - ganador G522/3: Santos - Juan Aurich4/4: ganador G5 - Santos5/4: Juan Aurich - The Strongest19/4: Santos - The Strongest19/4: Juan Aurich - ganador G5
Grupo 2Olimpia (Paraguay) - Emelec (Ecuador) - Lanús (Argentina) - Ganador G2
9/2: Emelec - Olimpia15/2: Lanús - ganador G223/2: Olimpia - Lanús8/3: ganador G2 - Emelec13/3: Lanús - Emelec15/3: ganador G2 - Olimpia20/3: Emelec - Lanús28/3: Olimpia - ganador G23/4: Lanús - Olimpia4/4: Emelec - ganador G212/4: ganador G2 - Lanús12/4: Olimpia - Emelec
Grupo 3Bolívar (Bolivia) - Junior (Colombia) - Universidad Católica (Chile) - Ganador G6
8/2: Ganador G6 - Junior9/2: Universidad Católica - Bolívar21/2: Bolívar - Ganador G623/2: Universidad Católica - Junior6/3: Ganador G6 - Universidad Católica8/3: Junior - Bolívar20/3: Bolívar - Junior28/3: Universidad Católica - Ganador G65/4: Junior - Universidad Católica10/4: Ganador G6 - Bolívar17/4: Bolívar - Universidad Católica17/4: Junior - Ganador G6
Grupo 4Boca Juniors (Argentina) - Zamora (Venezuela) - Fluminense (Brasil) - Ganador G1
7/2: Fluminense - Ganador G114/2: Zamora - Boca Juniors21/2: Ganador G1 - Zamora7/3: Boca Juniors - Fluminense14/3: Ganador G1 - Boca Juniors14/3: Fluminense - Zamora29/3: Boca Juniors - Ganador G129/3: Zamora - Fluminense10/4: Zamora - Ganador G111/4: Fluminense - Boca Juniors18/4: Boca Juniors - Zamora18/4: Ganador G1 - Fluminense
Grupo 5Nacional (Uruguay) - Alianza Lima (Perú) - Vasco da Gama (Brasil) - Ganador G4
8/2: Vasco da Gama - Nacional (U)9/2: Ganador G4 - Alianza Lima16/2: Nacional (U) - Ganador G46/3: Vasco da Gama - Alianza Lima14/3: Ganador G4 - Vasco da Gama20/3: Alianza Lima - Nacional (U)21/3: Vasco da Gama - Ganador G427/3: Nacional (U) - Alianza Lima3/4: Alianza Lima - Vasco da Gama5/4: Ganador G4 - Nacional (U)12/4: Alianza Lima - Ganador G412/4: Nacional (U) - Vasco da Gama
Grupo 6Corinthians (Brasil) - Dep.

Copa Libertadores Femenina 2011

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Grupo 1
Domingo 13 de Noviembre de 2011
2 Universidad Autónoma de Asunción vs. Colo Colo24 Duque de Caxias vs. Sport Girls 0

Miércoles 16 de Noviembre de 2011 Duque de Caxias vs. Universidad Autónoma de Asunción Sport Girls vs. Colo Colo

Sábado 19 de Noviembre de 2011 Duque de Caxias vs.

The Rest

Liga Mayor Femenil: Arranca la primer jornada zona centro

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La Liga Mayor Femenil mexicana ya dió inicio con los encuentros de la zona centro, en donde varios equipos se impusieron con autoridad. Por su parte, los partidos de la zona norte y occidente comenzarán el próximo fin de semana.

Resultados de la Primer Jornada Zona Centro

Dragonas 5-0 Andrea's Soccer

Querétaro 3-0 Rosa Juniors

Real Celeste 8-0 Gaviotas

Laguna 0 2 Estudiantes UNAM

Galeana 3-2 Puebla

Veracruz 1-4 Lobas BUAP

Tabla de Goleo

Jessica Hernández Dragonas | 3 goles

Susana Romero Real Celeste | 3 goles

Perla Morones Real Celeste | 2 goles

Claudia García Real Celeste | 2 goles

Karen Lozoya Real Celeste | 2 goles

Lucero Cuevas Galeana Morelos | 2 goles

Judith Caciano Lobas BUAP | 2 goles

Cassandra Cuevas Estudiantes UNAM | 2 goles

Tabla General

Zona Centro JJ JG JE JP GF GC DG PTS 1 Real Celeste 1 1 0 0 8 0 8 3 2 Dragonas 1 1 0 0 5 0 5 3 3 Lobas BUAP 1 1 0 0 4 1 3 3 4 Querétaro 1 1 0 0 3 0 3 3 5 Estudiantes UNAM 1 1 0 0 2 0 2 3 6 Galeana 1 1 0 0 3 2 1 3 7 Puebla 1 0 0 1 2 3 -1 0 8 Laguna 1 0 0 1 0 2 -2 0 9 Veracruz 1 0 0 1 1 4 -3 0 10 Rosa Junior's 1 0 0 1 0 3 -3 0 11 Andrea's Soccer 1 0 0 1 0 5 -5 0 12 Gaviotas 1 0 0 1 0 8 -8 0 13 PUMAS UNAM 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 14 Aztecas UDLAP 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

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Virginia Intermont College Women's Soccer Open Tryouts Announced

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Virginia Intermont College Women's Soccer is holding open tryouts for high school seniors (2012) and juniors (2013). The tryouts will be held Saturday, April 28th from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. at Sugar Hollow Park, Bristol, VA.

To register for tryouts CLICK HERE.

The Cobras compete in the Appalachian Athletic Conference (AAC).

[Event] Maestro Champions Cup 2012

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"I want to divert these youths away from those bad habits by promoting sports and giving them a chance to excel in something they wouldn't have expected." said Mr Prasath S of "Magic Footwerkz" in his email to me not that long ago.

"Magic Footwerkz", an event organizing company with its forte in organizing football tournaments, especially the ever popular Futsal game.

The Departed: The 2011 Revs, Where'd They Go?

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A total of thirteen players from the 2011 New England Revolution are not back for the 2012 season. If you just awoke from your off-season soccer hibernation you must be wondering where they all went. Many have moved on to other clubs, some are currently unemployed. Using the world wide web I did some light research to figure out where our friends are now and how they're doing.


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"Life is 10 percent what happens to you and 90 percent how you react to it".

Whether you first heard this quote from pastor and author Charles R. Swindoll or famous football coach Lou Holtz, its message is clear — you are measured not by what happens to you, but in how you respond to those challenges.

New Byline to Back Post

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Last night Thad and I got together to record a new episode of From the Byline to the Back Post. We discussed the Sporting Juniors college signings, changes to the academy system, getting our cup back, preseason so far, including international call ups and contract extensions. In segment two we discuss the Comets, Magic, and former Wizards news.

Chesterfield UFC players selected to international and showcase teams

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Chesterfield United Football Club in Richmond, VA has had multiple players from their youth teams selected to participate in prestigious international tournaments and an elite women's showcase.
JoJo Taylor and Jackie Zerull invited to participate in the Puma Elite Women's Showcase held in July Puma has informed Chesterfield FC that two of their very talented young women, JoJo Taylor and Jackie Zerull, were selected to participate in the Puma Elite Women's Showcase held in July.

KC Select 4 in the Supplemental Draft

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Today was the second MLS draft, there was no ball room in Kansas City for the draft though. The Supplemental Draft took place on a conference call and took about as long as half the first round of the SuperDraft. After trading for Michael Thomas' rights, KC only had 4 picks, 1 in the first and second, and 2 in the third.

Apostillas maradoneanas.

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08.01.2012 - Foto antológica de Maradona: suplente. Era Argentinos Juniors de 1976, dirigido por Juan Carlos Montes:
"Venían de las inferiores y me decían: ´Hay un pibe que anda muy bien, tenés que probarlo ya". Y yo nada. Me hacía el tonto. Y era lógico: con Argentinos peleábamos el descenso, yo tenía en esa época 29 años y no podía jugármela con chicos.

Eclipse Select U-17's Hillsman commits to St. Louis University

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Bridget HillsmanEclipse Select Communications

CHICAGO -- Eclipse Select Soccer Club U-17 midfielder and Elmhurst, Ill., native Bridget Hillsman has made a verbal commitment to play for St. Louis University. The Fenwick High School junior will join the Billikens for their 2013 campaign.

"It's a huge relief.

[Instant Reaction] Left to fight for pride....

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Scree-grab from the livestreamingWhen asked after the loss to the Jordanians earlier in their first meeting of the qualifiers if we still stand a chance of making to the next round, assistant coach V Sundramoorthy said there's still "mathematical" chance of doing so if we could take "maximum points out of the remaining matches".